Thursday, March 01, 2012

Get Your Lenten Fast Food Fish Fix!

Lent is here which means that fast food joints are trotting out their annual "seafood" offerings in an attempt to lure in Catholics who have given up meat. It's probably a good thing the Filet-O-Fish beat out the Pineapple Sandwich all those years ago. There's only so many ways you can serve up pineapple rings and pineapple chunks.

Here are some of the options (many available for a limited time only!) for the aquatically adventurous...

The Quizno's Lobster and Seafood Salad Sub
Featuring their "signature" lobster and seafood salad.

White Castle Fish Sliders and Fish Nibblers
The fish slider is labeled "one of their tastiest beef alternatives". Not counting fries/onion rings/cheese sticks the menu features four "beef alternatives". The fish slider is apparently one of the tastiest.

Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet
The website actually makes this one sound pretty good, complete with panko breading and a buttered, toasted bun. But when a fellow blogger prefers the Arby's version, well...

(By the way, be sure to check out Fast Food Geek's Fish Fry Special, complete with a look at the terrifying sounding Fish McBites being test marketed in some unlucky parts of the country. And that's from somebody who LOVES Filet-O-Fish sandwiches.)

There's always Long John Silver's (the very thought of which causes my colon to sieze up) but I refuse to put a link to their site out of principle.

Wondering which fast food fish sandwich is the worst option for the diet-conscious Catholic on the go? This hard-hitting report from the WPTV (Florida) website puts the spotlight on Burger King's Big Fish Sandwich and its 600+ calorie/34 grams of fat tale of the tape. Hmmm. Hard to believe something called the "Big Fish" would be a caloric catastrophe.

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